Friday, August 16, 2013
Have you heard of Dumye'?
I stumbled upon her instagram last night.
The most inspiring and goodwill that I have seen in the crafting world.
It really spoke to me that there is more to just making as fast as we can or to fill our pockets with money.
There is a cause that is greater.
This company has a purpose. For each doll purchased one is given to an orphan for them to make and have something of their own to love.
Click on Dumye' to go to her page to see the cause and hear her story of how it started.
I connected with this story so much. All summer I have been letting go of things, that I thought meant something, all to gain a brighter future for my son.
And it just makes me think of all the children out there that never had a toy or need some sort of assistance but can't afford it.
I really want to start a non profit organization after being faced with the lack of care and interest for kids that can't help themselves. This story gives me motivation to dig deeper and really get the ball rolling.
What is your crafting or business about? Is it a release from a bad day, does it benefit others, is it because you love the craft or is it just to get higher numbers, to get noticed, to be in magazines? At the end of the day how does it make you feel?
Ever since I began selling my goods, a portion always went to the ASPCA and then I had a kid, and we started donating it to Child Haven. I think now, that my focus of life and what it is about, has changed. I will work harder to change the face of a child in need.
I used to care about the numbers, how many people hearted me or followed my shops, blog,and so on. Now I know it isn't about that for me, and finding other moms, crafters and companies that do it from the heart is inspiring.
Do you give back, I would love to hear your thoughts?